Saturday 23rd May – Monday 25th May 2020
A baking festival in Bakewell, it can only go well. Bakewell is the home of the Bakewell Pudding, and there’s important distinction between the Bakewell Puddings baked in the various outlets in the Town and the more commercial Bakewell Tart, as produced by Mr Kipling and the like. Read more about the Bakewell Baking Festival
May – September 2020
The custom of well dressings began in Derbyshire and is a must do if you are visiting Derbyshire during the late spring and summer. See Derbyshire Well Dressing dates 2020
22nd November to 6th January
Do you and your family like playing board games, then Sudbury Hall, a late 17th Century stately home near Ashbourne, Derbyshire is putting on it’s first Sudbury Hall Games Event. Read more about Sudbury Hall ‘Game On’ at Christmas Event
6th – 8th December 2019
Matlock Victorian Christmas Market has matured over the years and now offers a wide range of Christmas goodies. The Market is visited by thousands every year who come to buy those extra special Christmas gifts you won’t find in the shops.
28th October – 2nd November
During the October Half Term something truly special happens at Crich Tramway Village, because to celebrate Halloween Crich Tramway Village holds it’s annual ‘Starlight Event’.
When you visit the The Tramway Village at Crich you will feel like you’ve been instantly transported back to the past. There are working trams that run along a track approx 1 mile long and during the starlight event the lights turn the trams and the tramway village into a magical, if not slightly spooky experience.
7th September – 27th October 2019
Autumn in the Derbyshire Dales, sees one of the most popular attractions in the Peak District when Matlock Bath lights up with it’s annual Matlock Bath Illuminations Festival.
100,000 visitors visit each year to watch to watch the main attraction, which is a fascinating display of illuminated rowing boats on the Derwent River at night, at Derwent Gardens in Matlock Bath. Fireworks are set off at the end of the night on each Satruday night. There’s an extra display on the Sunday 27th October.
When visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District Chatsworth House and Gardens, makes a great day out for all the family. The house has 30 rooms of history open to the public and Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground provides a great place to entertain the little ones. There are daily activities at the House, Gardens and Playground, but if you’re looking for a special event at Chatsworth, then we’ve compiled a list of what’s coming throughout the summer months and autumn. Continue reading
25th May – 1st June
The Village market and Middleton’s Trail will be on Saturday 25th May Midday until 16:00.
Delicious teas in the village hall – Saturday & Sunday 25th/26th May.
Perfect luxury accommodation with sheltered hot tub, to enjoy this event
25th May – 27th May
Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival Knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill. Arrows will fly, swords will clash and the winner will be decided in the GRAND MELEE FINALE!
Enjoy the Escape with Luxury Sheltered Hot tub, close enough to visit this great attraction.
8th & 9th June 2019 – 09:00 – 17:00
First established in 1989, Belper Steam and Vintage Event is now one of the largest in the county. It has exhibits and attractions for the whole family to enjoy, including; Vintage Vehicles on show, and plenty of charity, trade, craft and auto jumble stalls. There are also arena events, olde tyme fair and street entertainers to keep children occupied.
5th June 2019 – 9th June 2019
Wednesday – Saturday – 10:00 – 18:30 / Sunday – 10:00 – 17:00
The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show provides gardening inspiration, have-a-go workshops and unique shopping within the picturesque setting of Chatsworth House and Gardens.
27th April 2019 – 28th April 2019
The Bakewell Food Festival, held in the picturesque town of Bakewell, boast over 70 stalls which includes locally sourced produce, tasty dishes and delicious drinks. There will be a number of cookery demonstrations to inform and educate.
The Love Food Roadshow will be present, with celebrity chef Richard Fox, which will also feature children’s cookery. In addition to this family event, there will also be pony and donkey rides, and many other fun activities for the whole family.
You can even have a taste of the famous Bakewell Pudding, What better way to spend your time in Derbyshire?
Every Saturday and Sunday from 7th September 2019 until 27th October 2019
Matlock Bath Illuminations features a spectacular illuminated and decorated boat parade along the River Derwent. It is a fun packed family event with fireworks every Saturday Nights at 21:00 and entertainment every Sunday night from 18:00 in Derwent Gardens.
The Boats can only be viewed on admission to the gardens. Pricing and ticket information can be found on the Derbyshire Dales District Council website
30th March 2019 / 27th April 2019 / 25th May 2019 / 29th June 2019 / 27th July 2019 / 31st August 2019 / 28th September 2019 / 26th October 2019 / 30th November 2019 / 21st December 2019*
Generally held on the last Saturday of every Month, The popular Bakewell Farmers Market attracts more than 5000 visitors and has 70 stalls to enjoy, most of the stalls are dedicated to food and drink with a number of favourites such as real ales, wines, mushrooms, large vegetable stalls, rare breeds of pork, buffalo meat, ice cream, bread, jams and preserves.
It is the second largest Farmers Market in the Country and has recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2018.
9 April – 12 April 2019
Broadway’s longest running American musical comes to Chesterfield! Set in the 1920’s and based on real murders and trials, we follow Roxie who murders her lover and is arrested. In jail she meets double-murderess Velma. When both acquire the same lawyer, Billy Flynn, tensions come to ahead as they both vie for the spotlight. Featuring such musical theatre song staples as; ‘All That Jazz’, ‘Mister Cellophane’, and ‘The Cell Block Tango’.
10 May – 12 May 2019
A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth.
Our holiday cottages make an ideal base for a trip to the Chatsworth International Horse Trials. The Escape, is a large luxury 5 bedroom holiday cottage with hot tub near Chatsworth, or visit our home page to see our other luxury holiday cottages in the Derbyshire Peak District with hot tub near Chatsworth.
12 January – 23 March 2019
In their exhibition at Buxton Museum, Derbyshire based artist Sue Lewis-Blake and Ursula Blancke-Dau from Lüneburg, Germany explore the notion of the circle: its outline shape, its central space and its symbolic meaning. Many of the works on show have ancient stone circles as the source of inspiration, there being a number of such sites close to both of the artists’ homes.